Tiruvallur

Tiruvallur

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Tiruvallur () is a temple town and a selection grade municipality in Tiruvallur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu.It is located on the cooum river about WestNorth of the city of Chennai (Madras), the capital city of Tamil Nadu. It is the administrative headquarters of Tiruvallur district. This town consists of four revenue villages namely Thiruvallur, Periakuppam, Perumpakkam and Pungathur. The town is divided into 27 wards. It is well known because of the Veera Raghavar temple which is one of the 108 sacred shrines of Vaishnavites. There is a pond nearby this temple, where the tank festival is held. There is a Siva temple near this shrine which is also quite popular among the locals. There is also a 40 feet tall Viswaroopa Panchamukha Hanuman temple, where the murti is made of a single green granite stone. Poondi reservoir from where drinking water is drawn to Chennai city is at about from this town.

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has drafted a Second Master Plan that aims to develop Tiruvallur as the satellite township around the chennai city. As envisaged in the First Master Plan, development of tiruvallur as satellite town should be encouraged by provision of adequate infrastructure for housing and other developments in order to relieve congestion in the metropolis and provide better housing facilities at affordable cost.

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